New Year’s Dinner

English Haibun, Dinner

English Haibun Poem


Gathered at the end of the table: Platters of feijoada (pig’s feet with chick peas), trays of rice, glasses topped with red wine so deep and strong it could pass for whiskey.

Mira puts down a plate of Carne Alentejana (Pork Cubes with Clams and fried potatoes). My favorite.

The men talk on, oblivious, as I eat and drink in silence.

warm winter day—
where have all the kids gone this
New Years afternoon?


Photograph by Leeroy


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Frank J. Tassone

I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun has been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO's annual print anthology. My haiku has been published by the Haiku Foundation. My senryu has been published in Failed Haiku. I regularly perform haibun and other haikai with Rockland Poets. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet. Visit my website to see more of my poetry. Follow me on twitter @fjtassone2 and like my Facebook page American Haijin for updates on my latest work.

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